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Burt Bacharach: His Extraordinary Songs and Musicals

Ask any modern singer or songwriter for a list of their influences, and you're more than likely to see pop mastermind Burt Bacharach at the top of their list. Know best for his many hits that span the 1960s, '70s and '80s, Burt Bacharach's songbook is one of the best known in modern times.Burt Bacharach was born on May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri. From an early age, he showed interest in music. He studied the subject extensively at the Mannes School of Music, McGill University and the Music Academy of...

 


Fall Out Boy - A Brief Biography

Fall Out Boy is an American alternative rock group that burst on the scene in 2005 with their major label release "From Under the Cork Tree." Their follow up albums 'Infinity on High' (released in 2007) and "Foile A Duex" (released in 2008) have been popular with fans and critics alike.Fall Out Boy (FOB) takes their name from the television show The Simpsons. In a similar fashion, many of the titles of Fall Out Boy songs reference pop culture. They've been one of the first bands to widely use websites, soci...

 


Akon - The Real Story

With his unique blend of West African musical influences, Southern beats and East Coast inflections along with a dazzling presence that attracts those who watch music videos by the singer, Akon has gone from an unknown alleged convict to a music star in just a few short years. Born to Mor Thiam, a jazz percussionist, and his wife, in St. Louis, Akon was raised in Senegal until the age of seven. At that point, his father returned to the US and brought the family with him. Until he was 15, Akon spent time in ...

 


Build a Music Library That's Personal and Portable

Let's face it, almost all of us at one time or another has thrown away $10 or $20 buying an album for the enjoyment of a single song. Thanks to music downloads, that just doesn't have to be the case anymore. This new, fast and quite portable technology has enabled total control over a music library for a whole lot less money.Music downloads are taking over the industry for a number of reasons. The biggest reason, which has its own subset of smaller ones, is the fact this form of listening can be completely ...

 


Selecting Music for Healing and Wellness

Choosing the correct, or most appropriate music which is conductive for alternative healing therapies - and for overall wellness - is of the utmost importance. Music has been used for healing, or as an aid to healing for thousands of years. The Bible tells us that David played his harp to cure King Saul's depression. Egyptian records dating from over 2,600 years old point to music being used as cures for infertility and arthritis. In fact, one of the most ancient techniques, now finding a revival in mo...

 


Nickelback - The Story Behind the Band

These days, if you look up Nickelback online, you'll find plenty of places to download music videos and listen to the band. Their beginnings were less than auspicious, however. This Canadian band was started up by four musicians, Chad, Brandon and Mike Kroeger and Ryan Peake, in Alberta. Their first album was an extended play disc called Hesher in 1996. Later that same year, they released a full length album that basically flopped. The album, Curb, produced a single, "Fly", that never made it to any charts ...

 


Eminem - The Real Story

Eminem and Slim Shady are both stage names for the same artist, and fans from around the world often download his music videos. Whether you are looking to download music videos for free or would be willing to pay for videos from your favorite artist, you will enjoy them much more if you know more about the performer. Before you watch music videos by Eminem or anyone else, take some time to learn about the musician himself.The Life and Art of EminemEminem was born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III. Even though h...

 


Running Tips - Listening To Music On The Run

Music is great to listen to when you are out running. You need to be smart if you are listening to music as you run - but it can help you in several ways. Read on for reasons why you might want to listen to music on the run - and how to do it safely.Listening to music is a great way to help you to get through those longer training runs. You can get lost in the music and forget how tired you may be getting. Many runners get focused on their music and forget any discomfort that they may be feeling from their ...

 


How To Know You've Found Great Jazz Music

Everyone seems to love jazz music but often times the styles of jazz are confused and blurred. To further complicate matters, listeners (and dancers) often ask "What is great jazz?" or "How do I know if what I'm listening to is 'great jazz'"? It's difficult to put in words, but let's give it a try. Remember jazz legend Louis Armstrong says: "If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." While jazz can be broken into elements and much has been written on jazz theory, the most important thing to keep ...

 


Popular Music in the Movies: Creates Accessibility to the Film

The use of popular music in the movies is a creative way to connect the viewers to the movie. Having popular music in the movies catches the attention of the public right away. As a result, using popular music in the movies has brought the movies closer to viewers and it has brought them to the cinema to actually watch the movies. A Little History on the Use of Popular Music in the Movies The use of music in movies is very common. In fact, with the exception of silent movies, movies would always have music...

 


Most Popular Music Videos of All Time

With music videos being as popular as ever, choosing the top videos of all time is an ongoing chore since new videos are being produced daily. Some music videos that you think should have made the top five won't be there and not because they were not good or even creative, but simply because they did not hold that uniqueness needed to be one of the top five. So with this in mind, please go through our choices and see if you agree with who we picked. Number 5: "Just" - RadioheadDirector: Jamie Thraves in ...

 


Finding Indie Music on the Internet

Have you ever had the classic experience with a close friend who tells you about a great song and is very confident that you will love it just as much as he or she does? Upon listening to it, you begin to question the trust you have in them, and no longer have faith in their musical opinions. I've had this experience one too many times and I say let modern technology succeed where friends have failed! Finding Music OnlineThere are several online resources available which are much more intuitive than a frie...

 




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